How To Prevent Infants At Risk For Autism – Part 2 of 2
And “Children with autism typically receive therapy beginning at 3 to 4 years old. But our findings suggest that targeting the earliest risk markers of autism – such as lack of attention or reduced social interest or engagement – during the leading year of life may lessen the development of these symptoms later on”. Two experts agreed that early intervention is key. “Research has shown that subtle markers of autism are identifiable in the first year of life,” explained Dr Ron Marino, confederate chair of pediatrics at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY “Video feedback seems like a natural and potentially very potent spread of intervention when it can be most effective”.
Dr Andrew Adesman is chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, in New Hyde Park, NY He was cautiously bullish about the promise of the video feedback approach. “Although it would be wonderful if a relatively simple, video-based intervention could reduce the recurrence risk of autism spectrum disorder in later offspring, further studies are needed to investigate this very issue. Those studies “will need to include a larger, more diverse sample population and need to look at developmental outcomes over a much longer period of time”.